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Wondering Where your Willpower is?

22 Dec

Do you ever wonder why you can’t just walk by the candy dish at work without helping yourself to a handful or why you can’t stop thinking about the ice cream in your freezer until you break it out and eat half of if right out of the carton? Where is your willpower?

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Go Big or Go Home at the Gym

12 Dec

To get the most for your money when you exercise at the gym, you should engage in intense exercise. I know, I know, we all have days where we just want to do the elliptical on level one or take a leisurely walk on the treadmill, and that’s fine; at least you’re getting up and moving. But, what if you heard that you could lose 1 pound after just 5 intense exercise workouts.

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Losing Weight and Keeping it off are Two Entirely Different Battles

5 Dec

Losing weight may seem like a tough job. But maintaining your weight loss is where the real battle begins. 95% of people who lose weight end up gaining it back. Usually with a couple additional pounds tacked on. Not only does this create damage to your metabolism and set the scene for multiple body imbalances, but it also can do a number on a person’s motivation.

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Eating Everything in Moderation May be Bad for your Waistline

28 Nov

Have you been slowly gaining weight over the years? Do you have a few stubborn pounds that you can’t lose no matter what you do? There are a few bad habits that have been linked with weight creep and could be keeping you from reaching your desired weight goal.

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For successful weight loss, don’t forget to include sleep and stress relief into your plan

11 Nov

The LIFE study, a large 2-phase weight loss study, has found some interesting connections from the completed phase one. In phase one, study participants take part in counseling, 500 calorie reduction diet based on the DASH diet and 180 min of exercise a week.

60% of the participants were successful in phase one; meaning they lost at least 10 pounds and met the 180 min of weekly exercise requirement. They also attended 73% of their counseling sessions on average. When researchers looked at the differences between the successful group of participants and the unsuccessful group, they came up with 2 areas that differentiated them – stress and sleep.

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How to Lose Weight Without Dieting

17 Oct

When you think of losing weight, you think of dieting. And when you think of dieting, I’m guessing you think of restriction – of eating less and putting more time towards doing things you’d rather not do (like exercising). It doesn’t have to be that way. Instead, when you think of weight loss, you should think of small sustainable changes.

And here are a few that you can implement today.

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Have you heard of “obese years”?

14 Oct

It’s a well-known fact that the longer you smoke, the greater your changes are for cancer. It turns out that the same sort of thing is true with obesity. The longer you are obese, the greater your risk of death.

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